Celebrating Saraswati

Celebrating Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge & Arts

Festival, Public Holidays, Festivities: Religious Festivals

Hari Raya Saraswati is the day devoted to Saraswati the Goddess of Knowledge and Arts. You can easily recognize her in statues and paintings as a 4 armed beautiful woman dressed in pale colored clothes holding a lontar (a palm leaf manuscript), a musical string instrument (usually a type of lute) and a mala (string of prayer beads). She will be sitting or standing on a lotus flower or sometimes sitting on a swan surrounding by lotus flowers. The swan symbolizes knowing the difference between good and evil while the water lily or lotus flower indicates holiness.

Religious Events & Festivals
Area: – All over Bali

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